October is Black History Month, a time to honour British Black culture and acknowledge the triumphs and challenges of Black individuals and communities.
Scarring does not affect everyone equally. Research tells us that people with more melanin in their skin, like Black and brown people, are twice as likely to get keloids compared to those with lighter skin tones. On top of that, living with scars as a Black person comes with its own set of cultural pressures and unique challenges.
Over the course of the month, we released five short clips from this hour-long chat on TikTok and Instagram. Justyn, Raiché, and Tatyana touched on a wide range of topics from fashion to mental health and masculinity.
Diversity lies at the heart of our research strategy - our vision of a future free from scars is inherently multicultural. By sharing their stories, our Ambassadors shine a light on the challenges they face and the changes they want to make. The voices of our Ambassadors – be they Black, brown, Asian, or white – guide our funding strategy and ensure that the work we do will make a difference.